My New Names

This is written by one of my cherished friends, Colleen. She describes how she is using one of the skills of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to help manage her chronic pain.

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Overcompensating for Chronic Pain

"You are NOT Superwoman! Even though you are a super woman!" This quote is from an email that my dear friend wrote in response during a recent email exchange between the two of us. We were trying to set a date and a time to get together. No matter how we are living out our daily lives, my guess is that I am not alone in this aspect: I sometimes overcompensate for my chronic pain by adding even more to my schedule.

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Going Back to Basics

So as chronic pain sufferers what are our basics? And how can we become more relaxed and focused. The problem is chronic. Perhaps we can practice giving in, accepting how things are right now and not giving up. Let those be our basics.

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